Nata, Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Botswana
22 luxury chalets, 10 luxury custom-designed en-suite Meru style tents, camping
Bird watching, pan drives in 4x4 game drive vehicles, Nata village tour.
Restaurant, swimming pool, bar area.
An oasis set among the Mokolwane palms on the edge of the pans. It is ideally situated close to the entrance to the Nata Sanctuary and is just off the main road, 10 km from Nata village. This is the junction to the Okavango, Chobe and Francistown areas.
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
This area incorporates a multitude of salt pans and vast grass plains dotted by palm islands and forms the Great Makgadikagidi which comprise the largest area of salt pans in the world covering some 37 000 sq km in overall extent. It is the last vestiges of Africa’s largest inland sea and exudes an atmosphere of antiquity and mystery.
The Nata Sanctuary
The Nata River delta feeds the Sua Pan in the Nata sanctuary and forms the breeding ground for a host of water birds including pelicans and flamingo in their thousands, transforming the shore line into a pink haze blending into the western sky. Nata Lodge offers guided tours in open safari vehicles into the sanctuary, not to be missed.
Luxury Thatched Chalets
Nata Lodge offers 22 luxury thatched chalets built on stilts and set in rustic African style, with bathroom en-suite including indoor bath and outdoor shower and boats air-conditioning. 10 custom designed Meru tents set on wooden decks with en suite bathroom and outdoor showers.
All our beds are of twin bed configuration. 2 Family Chalets to accommodate 4 pax (twin beds and bunk bed) and 1 Chalet has been built to accommodate not only the physically challenged but also those guests who require easier access to the shower and toilet. Our camping site boasts stylish semi open ladies and gents ablution facilities with hot and cold showers.
Custom Designed Safari Tents
10 luxury safari tents are built on raised wooden platforms which are nestled under the lodge's many Marula trees. These unique tents feature en suite bathrooms and all amenities.
The camp site surroundings offer peace and tranquillity with the backdrop being that of the Botswana night sky. The lodge’s camp site is able to accommodate 150 pax and the ablution areas are stylish with semi open showers offering hot and cold water. The camp site has central electrical power banks for those requiring electricity. Socket is standard RSA 3 pin round plug 240v.
The shady tree canopy surrounding the lodge is a hive of activity, with a bird feeding area and active water feature providing the bird watcher with the opportunity of viewing a variety of species from the comfort of either the pool deck, open bar or restaurant. The Helmeted Guineafowl, Crested Francolin, Yellow Hornbill, Pied and Arrowmarked Babblers, Glossy Starling, Meyers Parrot and Paradise Whydah are just some of the species you will encounter during your stay at the lodge.
When the sun goes down
When the sun sets and the birds retire to their nests, it's the turn of the large family of nocturnal bush babies to entertain you at their feeding table. Your evening meals can be enjoyed at the 'à la carte' restaurant.
For keen bird watchers and naturalists, Nata Lodge offers open vehicle, three hour excursions into the Nata Sanctuary. Mammal species in the sanctuary include antelope such as springbok, as well as springhares, jackals and foxes. However the main attraction is the abundance of bird life. Around 165 bird species, including king-fishers, eagles, ostriches, pelicans, spoonbills and both greater and lesser flamingos, have been recorded.
|Accommodation, Activities & Meal Options||BWP||USD|
|Safari Tents (twin bed)||935||112|
|Family Chalet (twin bed, bunk bed)||1260||153|
|Luxury Chalet (twin bed, ensuite, fan)||1170||140|
|Pan Trips (3 hours)||245||34|
PO Box 10, Nata, Botswana
GPS: S20 13.448 E026 16.057